Eliza & The Delusionals and The Buoys have announced a 13-date tour of regional Australia, which will see them headline shows along the east coast.

The two bands kick off the tour in Bendigo – performing at Tonic Bar on Thursday March 19 – with back-to-back shows in Geelong, Melbourne and Rye booked to finish that weekend.

After a short break, they pick up back in Coffs Harbor on Wednesday April 19, before darting up and down the east coast for shows in Byron Bay, Noosaville, Newcastle, Towradgi, Ulladulla and Caringbah. Finally, they play at the Central Coast’s Drifters Wharf venue on Sunday 30th April.

The run also includes one show where The Buoys won’t be performing: a gig at Selina’s in Coogee on April 24. Tickets for all 13 shows are on sale now – find them here.

In a press release, The Buoys’ frontwoman Zoe Catterall said: “The excitement doesn’t even begin to cover how excited we are to be playing with the legends Eliza & The Delusionals around Australia in some familiar venues, but mostly in towns and cities we” have never had the pleasure of playing before!

“We’ve been huge fans of theirs for so long and we can’t wait to hit the road with them and share such a special tour together.”

Eliza Klatt and co. echoed Catterall’s enthusiasm, calling The Buoys “one of our favorite bands in Australia right now” and saying in a group statement that they “feel so lucky and excited to be touring with them”. The band continued: “We can’t wait to visit some of our favorite regional cities around the country and visit some new places.”

The tour comes in part in support of Eliza & The Delusionals’ latest debut album, ‘Now And Then’, which arrived last May via Cooking Vinyl. It was supported by a string of singles – including ‘YOU’, ‘Save Me’, ‘Nothing Yet’, ‘Give You Everything’ and ‘Bed Song’ – and was praised by NME to bring “a bright and biting, distinctly modern flair” to “their ’90s pop and rock influences”.

The Buoys, on the other hand, released their ‘Unsolicited Advice For Your DIY Disaster’ EP in October 2021 – following the release of singles such as ‘Bad Habit’ and ‘Lie To Me Again’ – and followed it up with the standalone single ‘Red flag’ in July last year.

The EP was also praised in a NME column, where David James Young wrote: “Having bolstered their current line-up with the excellent 2020 EP ‘All This Talking Gets Us Nowhere’, the Sydney quartet plumb emotional depths and develop mane-smashing garage pop on their concise , razor-sharp follow-up.”

The Buoys’ co-headlining tour dates with Eliza & The Delusionals are:

Thursday 9 – Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung/Bendigo, Tonic Bar
Saturday 11 – Djilang/Geelong, Barwon Club
Sunday 12 – Woiworung/Melbourne, The Espy
Monday 13th – Boonwurrung/Rye, Haba

Wednesday 19 – Gumbaynggirr/Coffs Harbour, Hoey Moey
Thursday 20th – Bundjalung/Byron Bay, Beach Hotel
Saturday 22nd – Gubbi Gubbi/Noosaville, Villa Noosa Hotel
Monday 24th – Eora/Coogee, Selinas*
Tuesday 25th – Mulubinba/Newcastle, Hamilton Station Hotel
Thursday 27th – Dharawal/Towradgi, Waves
Friday 28 – Yuin/Ulladulla, Marlin Hotel
Saturday 29 – Dharawal/Caringbah, Highfields
Sunday 30 – Kuring-gai/Central Coast, Drifters Wharf

* Only Eliza & The Delusionals

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